Book Review: Truly, Madly, Deeply You by Cecilia Robert

13358709Title: Truly, Madly, Deeply You
Author: Cecilia Robert
Genre: Romance, Novella, Contemporary
Publication Date: March 21st 2012
Publisher: InkSpell Publishing
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Rating: 5 stars

Four days before Valentine’s Day, Liese Hansfeld is determined to shut the door to her house, as well as her heart, for her annual four days of mourning her one true love. Little does she know her best friend Freytag Meier is just as determined to keep her from her ritual. He’s ready to pick the lock to her apartment door and camp in her living room if that’s what it takes.
What Freytag isn’t prepared for is the surge of deep-rooted emotions he feels for Liese, but two things stand in his way: the grief and guilt she still clutches close to her heart, and a man who threatens to snatch Liese from under Frey’s watchful eye. Frey is determined to distract her into forgetting her pain. But is that enough to ease her grief, or help her see he can be more than her best friend?

Truly, Madly, Deeply You is a quick, entertaining, romantic read that will make you go ‘awww’ several times while you’re reading. It’s the ideal book to snuggle onto the couch, keep your spouse/lover/romantic interest close and start reading. The story itself is light and entertaining, but it has enough depth to feel real and touching as well.

Liese takes four days a year to ease her grief. What exactly she’s grieving for, we aren’t told right away, which just adds to the mystery of the book. We’re given clues along the way though, and in the end the reader has more than enough clues connected to piece them together and figure out the source of Liese’s grief before she eventually tells us. However, it’s a great way to keep the reader occupied and entertained while reading the story. These four days happen to be the days leading up to Valentine’s Day. Frey has been Liese’s best friend since childhood, and this year he decides that he’s had enough. He’s not letting her grief on her own for these four days. Instead, he’ll spend them with her, whether she likes to or not.

Frey is an interesting character. If I didn’t have a boyfriend already, I would want a boyfriend like Frey. Seriously. He’s cute, sympathetic, a true friend, loyal, a good listener, and he doesn’t shy away from a challenge. He’s the best friend anyone could wish for, and he’s just perfect for Liese. It’s clear from the start of this novella that there is some underlying tension between the characters, but nevertheless when they communciate it just feels like they’re meant to be together.

Cecilia Robert has an unique writing voice. She drew me in from page one. She has a great way of describing emotions and feelings, adn this was what made this novella exceptional in my opinion. The romance is not the initial focus of the story, and this only adds to the book’s strength. Tension does build up though, and it does so in excellent fashion. I was literally glued to the edge of my chair and was mentally yelling ‘kiss already! kiss already’.

If you’re looking for a nice, quick romantic read for March, don’t hesitate to pick up Truly, Madly, Deeply You by Cecilia Robert. This book will definitely not dissapoint.

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  1. Thank you for the wonderful, wonderful review, Majanka. 😀 I’m totally glad you enjoyed reading Truly, Madly.

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